Beckwith Mystery — Anyone Remember a Meteor Coming Down on the 7th Line?

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Beckwith Mystery — Anyone Remember a Meteor Coming Down on the 7th Line?

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Adam Millar sent me this yesterday:

Hello, just wondering if you have ever seen historical records of a meteor in the Carleton Place area. My friend’s father told her of the huge hole he filled in his field and in the middle was a large meteorite (about the size of a small soccer ball – approx 60lbs).
Pretty sure she said his father had cursed the depression it left in his field. Farm is located on the highway (15 or 29 or whatever it is these days) and 7th line Beckwith. This would have been a huge fireball and likely very loud by the size of the meteorite. Thanks! -Adam
Well Adam, I found two instances but let’s ask our readers what they can remember and gather some comments. Here are my suggestions…
 May 26, 1957
November 1964

From Jim Mahoney– thanks to Glenda Mahoney

Hi Linda. It came from the east and went straight down the townline road high above the treeline. There were very few houses there so he had an unrestricted view. It was a bright neon green colour with a tail behind it almost like a comet or shooting star. . It was huge. It made no sound. It was glowing as bright as the sun. He could see it coming for what seemed like a long time and watched it until it disappeared towards Perth. It appeared to stay perfectly level. Straight shot down the Townline Road.—Jim also said that he waited for somebody to mention this glowing neon green sphere but nobody did. Nobody talked about it and he was quite surprised that there was no big fuss made about such an amazing thing so he eventually just forgot about it. He had told me about it a few times over the years and when I saw your article I told him about it. Once again my Linda clears up a mystery. Jim is thrilled u printed the story about it. He has always wondered why there was never a big deal made out of it. It is a very satisfying conclusion to his personal mystery.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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